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Update on Innovation in Libraries Grant Opportunity

We would like to share an update on a grant opportunity that may be of interest to ATLA members. Library Pipeline’s Innovation Committee has partnered with the Awesome Foundation to found an Innovation in Libraries chapter, which will award monthly micro-grants to library innovations that embody the principles of diversity, inclusivity, creativity, and risk-taking.

As of March 1, grant proposals are now being accepted.

Join a Grassroots Team Supporting Innovative, Inclusive Approaches to Library Services

We wanted to share a grassroots grant opportunity that we believe would be of interest to ATLA members.

Facing the threat of diminished federal funding for innovative library projects, Library Pipeline has launched a new grant funded by individual donors. The Innovation in Libraries chapter of the Awesome Foundation will award monthly micro-grants to incubate small-scale library projects and experiments.

Aviva Astrinsky and David Gilner Named Co-Recipients of AJL’s 2017 Fanny Goldstein Merit Award

Aviva Astrinsky and David Gilner have been named co-Winners of the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) 2017 Fanny Goldstein Merit Award. The Fanny Goldstein Merit Award, named for the librarian, social activist and founder of National Jewish Book Month, is bestowed in recognition of a lifetime of loyal and ongoing contributions to the Association and to the profession of Jewish librarianship.

AJL is a partner of ATLA and they have submitted this exciting news to share with our membership. The texts of the letter of nomination received on behalf of each winner are included below and have been edited minimally for clarity.

Society of American Archivists Seeking Nomination for Sister M. Claude Lane, O.P., Memorial Award

The Society of American Archivists’ Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the Sister M. Claude Lane, O.P., Memorial Award. This award recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the field of religious archives.

Only individual archivists are eligible for nomination. The award is sponsored by the Society of Southwest Archivists in conjunction with the Society of American Archivists (SAA).  It is named in honor of Sister M. Claude Lane, the first professionally trained archivist at the Catholic Archives of Texas in Austin, who served there from 1960 until her death in 1974. The award finalist is recognized with a certificate from SAA and a $300 cash prize provided by the Society of Southwest Archivists at the Society of American Archivists’ annual meeting.

ATLA Offers New Grant Program, Library Impact Grants

Have a great idea for how your library can engage with a certain segment of your community in a new way? Want to try out an idea for improving service at your library? Been thinking about a creative way to market your library and its services? Focused on advancing ATLA’s Organizational Ends, Library Impact Grants are designed to help professionals engaged in librarianship and scholarly communication in advocating and collaborating to advance scholarship in theological and religious disciplines.

Apply for a Diversity Scholarships by June 1

Are you studying for your MLIS? Are you from an underrepresented population, either religious, racial, ethnic, or gender? Are you an ATLA member? We have two scholarship options for you. 

The Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI Committee) invites applications for the Diversity Scholarship and Scholarship to Promote Diversity in Theological Librarianship.

Completed applications must be submitted no later than June 1, 2016.

The Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Invites Applications for Diversity Scholarships

The Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI Committee) invites applications for the Diversity Scholarship and Scholarship to Promote Diversity in Theological Librarianship.

Completed applications must be submitted no later than June 1, 2016.

ATLA Annual Conference Travel Grants Available

ATLA is pleased to offer an expanded travel grants program to support attendance at the 2016 ATLA Annual Conference in Long Beach, California, June 15-18. In order to be eligible to apply for an ATLA Travel Grant, you must be a member in good standing as of January 1, 2016. This year, we have revised the monetary amounts that will be awarded.

ATLA Awards Scholarship to Connie Song

The Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is pleased to announce a recipient of the Scholarship for a Theological Librarianship Course, Connie Song.

Connie is working toward her Masters of Theology at the Athenaeum of Ohio.

She attended the 2000 and 2014 ATLA conferences and at both she noticed the lack of Asian representation, especially in the Roman Catholic group. She explained, “If attendance at the conference is any indication of the ethnic and racial makeup of theological librarians in the field and those about to enter, I believe that my differentness itself will add diversity to the Theological Librarianship course. I have often been the only immigrant, Asian American, or Catholic in many situations around me. Those life experiences bring a different focus or perspective vis-à-vis my cohorts. I also believe that all who take the course will add a diversity of experiences from which I hope to learn.”

ACLS Digital Extension Grants Program

ACLS (American Council of Learned Societies) invites applications for the ACLS Digital Extension Grant program in support of digitally based research projects in all disciplines of the humanities and related social sciences.

Completed applications must be submitted no later than 9 p.m. EST, February 2, 2016.

ACLS Digital Extension Grants will support teams of scholars as they enhance existing digital projects in ways that engage new audiences across a range of academic communities and institutions.

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